Lego Digital Designer
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A model being edited in Windows Vista
|Stable release||4.3.6 / March 7, 2012|
|Operating system||Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Mac OS X (Intel-only)
|Available in||English (en-us)
Lego Digital Designer, or LDD, is a free computer program produced by the Lego Group as a part of Lego Design By Me. It is available for Mac and Windows platforms. The program allows users to build models using virtual Lego bricks, in a computer-aided design like manner. Until January 16, 2012, these could be uploaded, along with instructions and a box design, to the Lego Design By Me website, from where the models could be ordered for delivery as a real, packaged set. Users could also take "screenshots" of their models and store the models on their computer in an .LXF file.
The program features a palette of bricks and pieces in different colors, that can be used to build any model imaginable, but only a subset of the bricks made by Lego are available for use in regular mode, but the more comprehensive LDD Extended mode allows any brick to be put in any colour, but these were not available through the Design By Me service. There is also a mode for viewing, in which screenshots can be taken and the model can be "exploded". The third mode is where the building instructions are automatically generated, and can be saved as an HTML file.
End of model delivery service
On November 9, 2011, Lego announced that the Design By Me service was going to end on January 16, 2012 due to its failure to meet quality expectations and for being too complex. In its absence, custom brick orders have had to be made via the Pick a Brick service. The closing of Design byME did not affect the ability of LDD users to print custom instructions for their models.
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- "Changes to Design byME in January". Lego. 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
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